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Wool Grass, or Scirpus holoschoenus, as it is known scientifically, is a perennial native to the United States.
Belonging to the family of Cyperaceae, Wool grass is also called cotton grass bulrush, brown wooly sedge, and teddy bear paws. Wool Grass is an herbaceous aous plant that forms in dense clumps and thrives when planted in wet, sandy soils that will not dry out in summer heat. This plant shows triangular stems with spiky joints. Medium green umbels top each leafless branchlet, while short spikelets appear at the top of this plant. The stem is highly branched, and the long leaf-like bracts hold the seed heads. As the flowering stems grow, it forms fine roots with spikelets that stand against whorled bracts. Wool Grass produces blue-black fruit that becomes seedy nuts at the base of each spikelet. The nuts disperse by wind or water and remain in place until the mature spikes die back.
Plant Wool Grass seeds in full to the partial sun between August and October. This plant does best in moist to wet soils, mucky, peats, and shallower soil and can tolerate drought soil conditions. Wool Grass is terrific for water and rain gardens because the plant helps control soil erosion.
Wool Grass bears a wooly growth in the spring, with stalks covered with coarse bristles that will turn brown as they dry out. Wool Grass drops seeds that can be a source for new plants grown from cuttings or seeds dropped on the ground. This plant prefers full sun and develops dense clumps. Wool Grass is a good choice for water gardens that need fresh filler grass.
Bees, hummingbirds, and waterfowl use these plants for food and nesting, as do small fish, muskrat, and beaver. In the summer, Wool grass will appear as luscious foliage if planted as an ornamental groundcover, while in the winter, it adds texture and interest to the landscape.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.